College & Workforce Readiness Report Roundup

Dropouts

By Alexandra Rice — August 09, 2011 1 min read

More than 1 million youths ages 16 to 19 are not enrolled in school and do not have a high school diploma, says a report that makes a case for stepping up dropout-recovery efforts.

The report, released by the National Governors Association, recommends four strategies for re-engaging youth who have left school: reduce the dropout rate, use data to identify dropouts, provide flexible and high-quality school options for recovered dropouts, and use financial incentives to encourage schools to ramp up the focus on dropout recovery.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 10, 2011 edition of Education Week as Dropouts

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